Allow Admins to Set Notifications for Groups and Channels
Currently, it up to users to turn on notifications for new posts in channels. This should be up to the admin/channel owners as these are sometimes used for business operation notifications and we can't rely on every user to actually turn on notifications for a channel. In fact, there is far too much left up to the user that a Teams Admin should have the ability to setup as an organizational policy.
Denis Lambert commented
Please allow us to set the settings for Teams & Channels. It's critical when we want to inform a large set of users, especially when implementing new M365 features.
Jean-Frederic Monod commented
This is a glaring deficiency. Channel notifications need to default to "ON" for all users.
Please make this happen.
The behavior is counter intuitive and does not conform with all other tools out there.
Let users reduce noise if they choose to do so. Not the other way around.
Part of the same conversation- regardless the default settings, owners need to be able to know who is receiving notifications in order to plan and manage communications.
Some channels, maybe most, are better with notifications default “off”, others really need a default “on.” Team owners just need the choice. Default on is a feature my *users* have requested because they don’t want to rely on optimizing their own notification, at least by default.
Totally agree too. I also need to have this option for our users (for a channel use to send alerts on network status).
Agreed, admins\team owners should have the ability to set notifications to on for all users of a channel.
I agree, we need this now. We are missing key notifications because Admins do not have the ability to turn on all notifications for channels. Please make this a priority
We need this now - Teams adoption is falling off because people don't trust that eveyone is getting notified. Owners should be able to force members to get notifications so they can be sure members are getting the information being provided in the posts. Forcing the owner to @mention all the time is counter productive.
Ability for admins or team owners to decide if they want to enable notifications on a team to have all the users get notifications would be helpful. It can be made as a need based option for admins or team owner to decide .
Luisa Ramirez commented
People gets ver confused about how to turn notifications on, in other cases, they miss out important information because they rather having eveything turned off. It would be awesome if as an administrator, I could do my best to assure people gets notified about the most relevant info.
Please add this feature as most of the orgs need this ability to globally manage all of the channel notification settings.
Please add this feature.
Completely agree with this request. Can't expect users to proactively do this everytime they are added to a channel!
PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE!
For large organizations, deploying a Team channel without the ability to globally manage all of the channel notification settings is a nightmare. People miss important updates because the default for new posts is set to off.
The fact is that many people expect channel post alerts to behave like chat post alerts. There is no one size fits all solution which is why administrators need the ability to create policies that will help to align the settings with what makes the most sense for specific scenarios.
Anyone saying this is not needed is being short sighted. Just because the default works for you does not mean that it works for everyone or every scenario.
This needs to happen.
tyler shobe commented
Please update this as Team's admins should be able to change the *default notifications to fit their org.
Garrett Reynolds commented
agreed. Make this happen!
It would really help with Front Line Workers and organizations in general.